IMDPLA Fest is on Friday, September 21, 2018 at IndyPL Central Branch. Sponsored by:
Indiana State Library
Indiana State University Library
Indianapolis Public Library
IUPUI University Library
All sessions in the Riley Room unless noted
8:30 Registration (outside Riley Room) / Coffee + Light Breakfast (Knall Room)
9-9:45 Welcome and Updates + IMDPLA Advisory Council Business Meeting (open to all) (1 LEU)
10-11 Keynote Address: Libraries, Innovation, and the DPLA Network in the Digital Age (1 LEU)
John Bracken, Digital Public Library of America
In this presentation, DPLA Executive Director John Bracken will explore the role of libraries, and the Digital Public Library of America network, as leaders working to help our institutions and communities meet the technological, social, and civic demands of the twenty-first century. Libraries are among the most trusted civic institutions, and it’s critical that as technology rapidly evolves in the digital age, libraries not only adapt to, but help to shape, new platforms for communication, media, and learning so that they reflect library values, benefit our communities, and support the common good. As part of DPLA’s Member Network, Indiana Memory, together with DPLA and partners from across the country, plays a vital role in building shared tools and practices that advance the goals of our partner network and the field at large. John will discuss how our current projects and future initiatives will help us, collaboratively as a network, drive this work forward.
11:05-11:30 Large-Scale Digitization Projects Concurrent Session 1 (1 TLEU)
- Manuscripts Track: Digitizing Letters and Journals of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin (Goodrich Houk Room)
Cinda May, Indiana State University Library
Sister Marianne Mader, Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods
Sister Janet Gilligan, Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods
Funded by an LSTA Digitization Grant, 2018-2019, the “Digitizing Letters and Journals of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin” project will digitize approximately 1500 pages of original documents, translations and transcriptions. The project is a collaboration between Indiana State University Library and the Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods Archives. This panel presentation will furnish attendees with a general overview of the life of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin; insight into the correspondence and journals being digitized; and conclude with a discussion of pre-project preparation, workflow development, and production activities. It will highlight how the project participants planned for the creation of metadata that conforms to DPLA requirements and ensured that the digital files were preservation ready for ingest into the MetaArchive Cooperative through InDiPres for long-term storage.
- Visual Resources Track: The Iditarod of Photo Digitization: Junior Achievement
Angela White, IUPUI University Library
Courtney Rookard, IUPUI University Library
Large-scale digitization projects require coordinating many people and programs. Much like the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, photo digitization involves getting a team of people moving a project through multiple checkpoints over many days in order to get to the finish line—providing photographs to the public through an online platform. The project to digitize the photographs of Junior Achievement, Inc. is in its final stages, but it took a few years to reach this point. Since 2015, the team has completed stages to reach certain checkpoints: choosing appropriate material, developing metadata standards, identifying the best access platform, and developing procedures for scanning and metadata research. Although unforeseen circumstances have blown through—like changes in metadata standards—the team has adapted to the changes and continued through the checkpoints. Barring any future obstacles, the finish line is in sight!
11:35-12 Large-Scale Digitization Projects Concurrent Session 2 (1 TLEU)
- Manuscripts Track: Digitizing Pullman-Standard Railroad Car Manufacturing Company Employee Personnel Records, Michigan City, IN Plant (Goodrich Houk Room)
Scott Sandberg, Indiana University Northwest
Indiana University (IU) Northwest John W. Anderson Library has received a grant to digitize i.e., preserve, the Pullman-Standard Railroad Car Manufacturing Company Personnel Records—Personnel Record Series CRA 314 – primary Pullman-Standard Railroad Car Manufacturing Company Employee Personnel Records, Michigan City, IN Plant and make those digital images available for all to view. Funding for this project is made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Indiana State Library (ISL). The benefit in the digitization of the Pullman-Standard Railroad Car Manufacturing Company Employee Personnel Records for the Michigan City, IN plant can be expressed in terms of increased intellectual access for the community or enabling new scholarship. Also: Preservation, i.e. surrogate replacement. My presentation will explain steps taken and steps to be taken to make this valuable collection of American history available to the masses.
- Visual Resources Track: Indiana: 1800’s Land Records Accessed by Township Address
Lorraine Wright, Indiana Geographic Information Council, Cadastral, Boundaries, PLSS Workgroup
The Indiana Geographic Information Council (IGIC) is in the process of creating a large scale digital Collection of Indiana’s Historical Land Survey Records. The collection will consist of the Indiana Original Surveyor Field Notes and Plats and three subsequent transcriptions of the originals. Our first step is to complete a pilot project for Marion County Land Records. The documents will be digitized and stored on IUScholarWorks data repository. The Collection documents are named using their township address (a standardized naming convention indicates source). The digital documents will be linked to their geographic location on IndianaMap (an internet mapping system using a Geographic Information System). These documents are the basis of the Indiana’s Land System documenting historical events, places, and people as Indiana developed through the late 1700’s to the mid 1800’s. The project will result in a Historical Land Records Collection with standards and metadata.
12-1 Lunch (Provided) (Knall Room)
1-1:45 Tech Tools Demo Lightning + Networking (1 TLEU)
- AVPreserve Exactly, William Knauth, IndyPL
- Digital Research Tools Database (DIRT) Scott Sandberg, Indiana University Northwest
- IndianaMap, Lorraine Wright, Indiana Geographic Information Council
- Open Refine (including Wikidata Reconciliation Service), Samantha Norling, Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
- Scalar, Beth South, Indiana University East
2-2:45 Copyright and Fair Use for Newspaper Digitization: A Primer (1 LEU)
Justin Clark, Indiana Historical Bureau
This presentation will cover all the basics of copyright research and fair use for digitizing newspapers published after 1923. Based upon procedures used by the National Digital Newspaper Program and the Indiana State Library, attendees will learn how to look up copyright and copyright renewals for post-1923 content and determine what qualifies as fair use and what does not. Tips for avoiding any potential copyright issues during the digitization process will also be provided.
2:45-3:30 Preparing Your Collections to Share with DPLA: A Guided Tour with the IMDPLA Metadata Committee (1 LEU)
Jill Black, Indiana State Library
Janice Gustaferro, Butler University
Julie Hardesty, Indiana University-Bloomington
Joan Hostetler, Indiana Album
Samantha Norling, Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Aaron Smith, Allen County Public Library
The Metadata Aggregation Team will steer attendees through the steps needed to format their descriptive cataloging into data DPLA can use. We will update users on DPLA requirements (including mandatory fields and rights statements) and show how to work with existing catalog data. Whether content files are in CONTENTdm, Past Perfect Online, or any other content management system, we can help adapt the data to meet DPLA standards. The presentation will include demonstrations in each of these systems, illustrate the use of tools for metadata analysis, offer brief testimonials from successful practitioners, and present opportunities to get answers to specific questions.
3:30 Wrap up